The global entertainment company Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc announced that its subsidiary Funimation Global Group to acquire Crunchyroll from AT&T Inc for approximately $1.17 billion. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.
- Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.
- Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&Ts WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution.
In Nov 2020, World-leading commercial refrigeration company Epta+ is to deploy a state-of-the-art digital network to support its global operations and future growth plans. Delivered by AT&T, the software defined network for Epta and its operating companies will allow the Italian-based company to streamline customer service and drive further collaboration across its brands.
In Nov 2020, AT&T Inc. has completed the sale of its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America. The transaction includes employees; network assets and spectrum; real estate and leases; customers, including more than 1 million wireless subscribers; and contracts.
In Oct 2020, IBM and AT&T announced to work together to help enterprises manage their applications hosted in hybrid cloud environments with IBM Cloud Satellite leveraging Red Hat OpenShift, over AT&T networks. IBM and AT&T will be able to help businesses across all industries more rapidly develop and deploy innovative new services wherever they need to run using regional or on-premises edge computing with additional privacy and security.
In Oct 2020, AT&T and Cisco have extended their collaboration to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices for enterprises. AT&T Control Center powered by Cisco gives businesses near real-time visibility of all the devices on their network and enhances their ability to gather and use device data to drive business outcomes. AT&T and Cisco manage millions of connected devices spanning manufacturing, utilities, transportation, public sector, retail and healthcare industries as well as public safety on FirstNet, built with AT&T.
AT&T Inc., headquartered at Dallas, Texas, United States, is a diversified, global leader in telecommunications, media and entertainment, and technology. The company’s media giant WarnerMedia is a global entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content to global audiences through its consumer brands, such as HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Turner Classic Movies. The company also provides high-speed, highly secure connectivity and smart solutions to million of business customers.
AT&T Communications provides entertainment and communications experiences to customers across TV, mobile and broadband. In Latin America, the company provides pay-TV services across 10 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean and wireless services to Mexico’s consumers and businesses.